Club: Real Valladolid CF | Opening: 1982 | Capacity: 26,512 seats
History and description
Estadio José Zorrilla was built to serve as a playing venue for the 1982 World Cup. It replaced the old Estadio José Zorrilla, which had served the club from 1940.
The new stadium opened on 20 February 1982 with a league match between Valladolid and Athletic Club (1-0).
Estadio Jose Zorrilla back then consisted of one single bowl-shaped tier and an additional tier with cover at both sides. The capacity of the stadium was just over 30,000.
During the 1982 World Cup, Estadio Jose Zorilla hosted three first round group matches.
The stadium’s exposure to the elements quickly earned it the nickname Estadio de la Pulmonia (“Pneumonia Stadium”). The club therefore decided to enclose the stadium at the north end giving it the shape of a horseshoe, at the same time raising capacity to 37,500.
In 1995, Estadio Jose Zorrilla got converted into an all-seater, reducing capacity to its current level. Plans have been made to also close the southern end of the stadium, which would increase capacity to an estimated 40,000, but these have been shelved for the moment.
How to get to Estadio Jose Zorrilla
Estadio José Zorrilla is located on the western edge of the city of Valladolid, about 3 kilometres from the historic city centre, railway station, and bus terminal.
The stadium can be reached with bus 8. Take the bus from Plaza de España and get off at the Calle Mon. S. Lorenzo de El Escorial (around Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes). Buses go at least every 15 minutes.
An alternative is bus 9, which can be taken from the Plaza Madrid or railway and bus station. Get off at the Calle Hernando de Acuña (corner Juan de Valladolid) from where it is a 10-minute walk to the stadium.
On matchdays there is a special bus service to the stadium that leaves one hour before the match. Buses run from, among others, the Plaza Mayor and bus station.
Address: Avenida del Mundial 82 s/n, 47014 Valladolid
Real Valladolid Tickets
Tickets for Real Valladolid games can be bought online through viagogo, at the ticket office at the stadium, or at the club store at the Calle de Manteria 24 in Valladolid’s city centre.
Tickets can also be bought at the ticket windows of the stadium on the day of the match or from two hours before the match. Valladolid rarely sell out.
Ticket prices typically start at €20.00 for a seat at one of the ends and range up to €40.00 for the best seats at the main stand.
Photos of Estadio Jose Zorrilla
Relevant Internet links
Realvalladolid.es – Official website of Real Valladolid CF.
Info.valladolid.es – Valladolid tourist information.
Auvasa.es – Valladolid public transport information.